NSW Faith Affairs Council now open for nominations
The Minns government is delivering on its commitment to establish a NSW Faith Affairs Council to improve our government programs, policies and services with our multi-faith communities.
The 16-member council will assist the NSW Government by identifying opportunities for greater collaboration between government and religious communities.
The council’s membership will reflect the religious diversity of NSW, with representatives from both larger and smaller religious communities to be included on the 16-member council.
Nominations will be assessed, and members appointed on the candidate’s ability for:
- Demonstrated respect, influence and status within their respective religious communities or relevant specialised field.
- Demonstrated commitment to inter-faith cooperation, inclusion and diversity, and the multicultural principles.
- Demonstrated understanding of NSW Government policy issues that affect a range of religious communities.
- Endorsement by their respective religious organisations.
- Endorsement by at least 2 religious organisations from other religious communities.
Invitations to apply for the NSW Faith Affairs Council have been sent to more than 260 religious community stakeholders.
Council members will have an initial 12-month term, with the opportunity for reappointment for a maximum of up to 4 years. A review of the council, including the terms of reference, will be undertaken after 1 year.
For more information, visit the NSW Faith Affairs Council website.
Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper said:
“The Minns government promised to deliver a NSW Faith Affairs Council, and just like with the Religious Vilification Bill, we have delivered.
“NSW is at its best when we are all working together towards the same goal. This council will allow for greater collaboration with our multi-faith communities and will help government to deliver better support in times of need.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on how we can deliver better government for our multi-faith communities.”